The NeSA Science Test

January 25, 2013


Testing season is upon us. Last fall the science department received initial data on how well our students are learning the state science standards. While the scores were hopeful, we still have a long ways to go.  Students also took a practice test at the beginning of January.  Students that did not score a 3 or 4 will have to take the practice again in February.

Why does the NeSA science test matter?  This test is important because it tells students whether or not they have mastered the material prescribed by the state.  The information and skills tested by the NeSA are what students will need to know to be successful in higher education.  If a student does not score a 3 or 4, then it is a very real possibility he/she might have to take some remedial classes or classes for no credit to catch up with his/her peers.  In the science department, we also have plans to use the 8th grade practice test as a placement tool.